Portugal hits decision to leave Britain ‘absurd’ from quarantine list

Portugal hits decision to leave Britain 'absurd' from quarantine list

(CNN) – Portuguese government condemns British government’s decision not to get up quarantine for people traveling from the mainland Portugal Saying “absurd” and “pointless”, he says that England has seven times more coronavirus cases than him.

The country’s Foreign Minister, Augusto Santos Silva, said it was “very disappointed” that Portugal was removed from the list of countries where travelers would be exempted from spending two weeks alone after arriving in England.

List of exemptions issued by UK government It will come into force on Friday and July 10, 59 states and 14 British Overseas Territories.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4 on Friday, Santos Silva said, “We were very disappointed with the British authorities’ decision. We think it is pointless and unfair. This is ridiculous.

“The UK has seven times more cases of Covid-19 than Portugal, so we think allies and friends are not treated like that.”

Although Portugal admitted that Covid-19 had some “specific outbreaks” in Lisbon, the minister stressed that the popular places of British tourists like Algarve are not coronavirus hotspots.

Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa said Algarve is a safe place to spend this summer.

In chirp “You can have a safe holiday in Algarve,” Costa published Friday, comparing the number of Covid-19 cases in the UK with those in the Algarve.
Health officials in Portugal have so far recorded 1,587 deaths from the coronavirus in all settings. By Johns Hopkins University44,216 people died of virus in Britain.

According to British government data, about 2.5 million British traveled to Portugal last year.

CNN’s Isabela Tejera and Milena Veselinovic contributed to reporting.

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